Golden Gate Bridge Swim

This 3K (approx. 1.85 mi) race begins at the ocean side of the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge near Ft. Point Beach and goes under the Golden Gate Bridge past the north tower and finishes at Finger Point Rock. This is a rare opportunity to swim one of the most thrilling open water, world class competitions ever near a legendary historical landmark with unique currents from the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay.

The race is organized in two divisions, Non-Wetsuit and Wetsuit, for male and female swimmers. All first time swimmers of this race must submit a swim bio or a brief swim resume and are encouraged to complete a qualifying swim before the race. Swimmers with questionable open water experience will be required to complete a one hour swim in Aquatic Park before the Golden Gate Bridge swim.

This swim is not for novices. This event is for experienced open-water swimmers only. You should be able to swim one mile comfortably in a pool in under 40 minutes. If you need advice, support, and coaching for this swim, Water World Swim can help.

Please check our no-refund policy before registering.

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At A Glance


  • OCTOBER 11, 2014
  • 9th Annual Event
  • Maximum 50 swimmers
  • 1.85 mi swim from the south tower to Finger Point Rock
  • $200 registration fee before Jan 31 (then $250)
  • A thrilling world class swim at a historic landmark for experienced swimmers!
  • Registration deadline is September 27, 2014